Paste's A Century of Terror: The 100 Best Horror Movies of the Last 100 Years (2019)

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Jim Vorel chooses the best horror film for each year of the past century, from 1920 to 2019, as well as running down the runners-up.

1-100 are the best films of each year, 101-858 are the honorable mentions.

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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 30 top lists Check
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    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 15 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1923, in 4 top lists Check
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    Orlacs Hände

    1924 — a.k.a. The Hands of Orlac, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Phantom of the Opera

    1925, in 11 top lists Check
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    Kurutta ippêji

    1926 — a.k.a. A Page of Madness, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Man Who Laughs

    1928, in 10 top lists Check
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    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Unholy Three

    1930, in 0 top lists Check
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    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 33 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Black Cat

    1934, in 8 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Devil-Doll

    1936, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ye ban ge sheng

    1937 — a.k.a. Song at Midnight, in 2 top lists Check
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    J'accuse!

    1938 — a.k.a. I Accuse, in 2 top lists Check
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    Son of Frankenstein

    1939, in 2 top lists Check
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    Rebecca

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Wolf Man

    1941, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
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    I Walked with a Zombie

    1943, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Uninvited

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
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    Dead of Night

    1945, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Beast with Five Fingers

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    The Red House

    1947, in 2 top lists Check
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    Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    1948 — a.k.a. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Queen of Spades

    1949, in 2 top lists Check
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    House by the River

    1950, in 1 top list Check
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    The Thing from Another World

    1951, in 7 top lists Check
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    Valkoinen peura

    1952 — a.k.a. The White Reindeer, in 5 top lists Check
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    House of Wax

    1953, in 4 top lists Check
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    Gojira

    1954 — a.k.a. Godzilla, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Bad Seed

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
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    Dracula

    1958, in 8 top lists Check
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    House on Haunted Hill

    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Haunting

    1963, in 7 top lists Check
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    6 donne per l'assassino

    1964 — a.k.a. Blood and Black Lace, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kaidan

    1964 — a.k.a. Kwaidan, in 13 top lists Check
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    Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    1966, in 1 top list Check
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    Wait Until Dark

    1967, in 2 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
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    Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû

    1969 — a.k.a. Horrors of Malformed Men, in 2 top lists Check